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Richard D’Von Daily

Richard D’Von Daily

108 Weaver Building

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 865-1367


Curriculum Vitae:


MA, Penn State University, History, 2019
BA, University of Redlands Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, 2011
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I am a PhD Candidate studying 19th and 20th US History pursing a dual-title PhD with African American Studies. My research focus currently is on the cultural production within the Black Gay Cultural Renaissance of the 1980s era as it relates to questions surrounding the carceral state, public health, and identity in the United States.


E-Sun Zen Senior Teacher’s Assistant Award


History Graduate Student Association- Vice President 2019-2020

History Graduate Student Association -Treasurer 2018-2019


Book Reviews

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History by E. Patrick Johnson; in QED A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (Forthcoming)

Vagrants and Vagabonds: Poverty and Mobility in the Early American Republic by Kristin O’Brassil-Kulfan; in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (Forthcoming)

Papers Given

“Deviant Science: The Co-Development of Scientific Racism and Homophobia in Cuba, Mexico, and Brazil” at the Ethnohistory Conference (2019)

“Locked In: (His)Stories from Black Gay Cultural Renaissance of the 1980s Era” at the Organization of American Historians Conference (Solicited) (Upcoming 2020)